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FDI Confidence Index 2024

In the latest FDI Confidence Index (FDICI) 2024 report, compiled by Kearney, Poland is gaining importance as an attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI).

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Poland ranked 23rd in the world

For the first time since 2015, Poland has been included in the top ranking positions of the FDI Confidence IndexOur country was ranked 23rd in the world index. What’s more, Poland ranked 7th among emerging markets. This is an important signal for investors, who are more and more willing to invest their capital in Poland.

Foreign investors consider Poland to be a safe and attractive location for their investment projects. Despite the geopolitical perturbations, Poland is perceived by Western investors as a country with potential. Poland’s greatest advantages include qualified staff, an attractive geographical location and an economically stable economy.

Factors which attract investors

The respondents point to several key factors influencing the assessment of countries in terms of attractiveness for Foreign Direct Investment. These are primarily: technological and innovative potential (17%), effectiveness of legal and regulatory processes (15%), ease of transferring capital (14%). The next positions included transparency of government regulations (13%), strong investor position and stability of property rights (12%).

Other countries

In this year’s report, we observe some reshuffles in the global investment market. The U.S. and Canada remain at the top of the FDI Confidence Index. More and more investors are turning to emerging markets. China moved up to 3rd place. The United Kingdom ranks 4th. Germany dropped to 5th place.

Investors’ optimism is evident despite the tense geopolitical situation. As many as 88% of respondents plan to increase the level of FDI in the next three years, which is 6% more than in the previous year. Foreign investment plays an increasingly important role in ensuring the profitability and competitiveness of companies in the global market.

About the report

The FDI Confidence Index 2024 is an annual survey of global business leaders. It was carried out in January this year. The markets that are most likely to attract the most investment in the next 3 years are evaluated. Unlike other FDI flow data, the FDICI provides a unique analysis of the future markets to which investors intend to direct their foreign direct investment. The FDI Confidence Index 2024 study uses primary data from the company’s own survey of senior executives of the world’s largest corporations. Respondents include executives, regional and business leaders. All participating companies have annual revenues of at least $500 million. The companies are based in 30 countries and cover a variety of sectors.

Source: Kearney FDI Confidence Index 2024

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